Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 45 mins | Yield: 9 medium squares
These moist and delicious fudgy brownies with peanut butter swirls are amazing! I keep them wrapped in plastic after completely cooled and serve them the next day. I like them better the next day as the flavor becomes richer and deeper. These brownies can also be frozen for up to a month.
¾ c. unsalted butter
¾ c. (4.5 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
¾ c. granulated sugar
3 eggs, at room temperature
¾ c. dark brown sugar
Drops of almond extract
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c. all-purpose flour
Peanut butter swirl:
5 tbsp powdered sugar
⅔ c. peanut butter
2 or 3 tbsp cream (double, whipping, or heavy)
½ tsp vanilla (optional)
How to make Fudgy Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 350 degrees F or 180 degrees C.
Step 2: Using the parchment paper, line a 9-inch square pan and grease the sides that are not lined.
Step 3: In a large glass bowl, melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave, stirring every 10 seconds until smooth. Or do this over a pot of boiling water.
Step 4: Into the melted chocolate, stir in both sugars. Then, add the eggs, vanilla, almond extract (optional), and cocoa. Stir well until blended. In two parts, add the flour, mixing until just combined.
Step 5: Into the prepared pan, spread the batter.
Peanut butter swirl:
Step 6: Place the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream in a medium bowl. Mix well until the lumps are gone.
Step 7: Over the brownie base. Drop spoonfuls of the mixture. Using a knife, lightly swirl, leaving whole chunks of peanut butter intact.
Step 8: Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 30 minutes or until a tester comes out clean and the top of the brownie looks dry.
Step 9: Remove from the oven when done and allow the brownie to cool fully on a wire rack.
Serving Size: 1/12 Calories: 336 | Sugar: 34.8 g | Sodium: 27.4 mg | Fat: 16.9 g | Carbohydrates: 44.3 g | Protein: 3.8 g | Cholesterol: 79.8 mg